Amit Shah to visit Dhangri today, meet families of victims   

Will announce measures to strengthen VDCs,  chair high level security meet in Jammu
Jammu: Days after the killings in Rajouri, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah would likely visit Dhangri area of the district on Friday where he will meet the families of slain.

Shah will also chair a security review meet and would likely announce measures to strengthen the Village Defence Committees of the district.

Reliable sources told a local news gathering agency that Shah will reach Dhangri village of Rajouri in the morning at around 11 am.

“All the security arrangements have been put in place to ensure smooth arrival of the Home Minister,” sources said, adding that “a high alert has been sounded on highways, Rajouri district and also in parts of Jammu. The security agencies have also been put on high alert.”

“The Home Minister will meet the families, who lost their beloved in the recent attack on January 1 at Dhangri,” a source privy to Home Minister’s itinerary, said.

Sources said that the Home Minister would likely hand over job letters to Next of Kin of slain Dhangri attack victims.

Meanwhile, BJP General Secretary (Org) Ashok Koul also confirmed the visit of Home Minister on Friday. “He will fly back to Delhi after chairing a security meet in Jammu,” Koul said.

The Home Minister after meeting the families will chair a high-level security meeting in Jammu in which top officials of police, army, CRPF, BSF and other security agencies will participate.

Sources in the security establishment said that the Home Minister will get the feedback from the security officials on the recent attack on the civilians in Dhangri village and the progress achieved so far in the investigations of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by the police top brass.

Sources said that Home Minister would likely announce some security measures that include  strengthening of Village Defence Committees (VDCs) in Rajouri district as demanded by the locals in wake of January 1 attack in which seven civilians including two minors lost their lives.

The locals of Dhangri, Rajouri in their memorandum submitted to LG Manoj Sinha had demanded strengthening of VDCs on the lines of Doda district and covering the entire district under strict CCTV surveillance. (KNO)

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